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Ben Stokes to retire from ODI cricket: His career in numbers

The all-rounder will hang his boots having played 105 ODI matches at end of his career.

Sudharshan Sridharan Author

Updated - 18 July 2022 7:41 pm

Ben Stokes is set to retire from One Day Internationals (ODI) after the first game of the three-match series against South Africa on July 19. The England all-rounder was part of the national team in the ODI setup for almost 11 years and played a pivotal role in England winning the 2019 ODI World Cup, their first in the history of the game.

The all-rounder will hang his boots having played 105 ODI matches at end of his career and so far he has smashed 2919 runs from 89 innings at an average of 39.44 with a strike rate of 95.26. With the ball in hand too, Stokes was more than useful as he picked 74 wickets at an average of 41.79 with an economy of 6.02.

Here in this article, we will have a look at some of the scintillating numbers from Ben Stokes’ ODI career.

3 – Ben Stokes has smashed 3 Centuries in ODIs while batting at the number 5 position.

Most Centuries for England in Men’s ODI while batting at the number 5 position:
Eoin Morgan – 5
Paul Collingwood – 4
Andrew Flintoff – 3
Kevin Pietersen – 3
Ben Stokes – 3

In 2021, Ben Stokes smashed 99(52) vs India in the 2nd ODI of the Series at Pune
which helped England to chase down 337 runs from just 43.3 overs.

3 – Ben Stokes is one of the three English players to take more than 50 wickets & score more than 2500 runs in Men’s ODI.

England Players to smash more than 2500 runs & Pick more than 50 wickets in Men’s ODI:
Andrew Flintoff
Paul Collingwood
Ben Stokes

Notably, Ben Stokes needs just 81 more runs in his last ODI to complete 3000 runs in ODIs.

3 – Ben Stokes has Captained England in three ODI matches and won all three of them against Pakistan in July, 2021.

7 – Ben Stokes has won 7 Man of the Match awards in ODIs so far. In one of the match, he smashed 70 runs and picked 4 wickets vs Australia in Perth in 2014.

England Players to smash fifty-plus and take 4 wickets in an ODI game:
Ian Botham
Graeme Hick
Ronnie Irani
Andrew Flintoff
Paul Collingwood (Twice)
Ben Stokes
Adil Rashid

49 – Ben Stokes has been one of the most acrobatic fielders on the ground and he has taken 49 catches in ODIs so far. He could end up taking 50 catches as a fielder in ODIs if he takes one catch in the match against the Proteas.

50.53 – Since 2016, Stokes has averaged 50.53 with the bat in ODIs. He has smashed 2375 runs from 60 innings at a strike rate of 97.61 in ODIs since 2016.

84* – Ben Stokes’ knock of 84*(98) helped England lift the Cricket World Cup 2019. England have played 4 World Cup finals and among these four, Stokes 84* has been the highest score by an English batsman. He was also awarded Man of the Match for that valiant knock.

455 – Ben Stokes smashed 455 runs in World Cup 2019 while batting at number 5 (or) lower position.[He smashed 10* vs WI in WC 2019 while batting at number 4 position]

Most runs in a World Cup tournament (50-overs) while batting at number 5 (or) lower position:
Ben Stokes – 455 in WC 2019
Steve Waugh – 398 in WC 1999
Alex Carey – 375 in WC 2019
Chamara Silva – 350 in WC 2007
Sean Williams – 339 in WC 2015


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